British People Think *This* Is the Sexiest American Accent??


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Well, this is surprising! 

According to this Huffington Post report, a British Airways survey of 1,000 U.K.-based travelers found that people in the United Kingdom think New Yorkers have the sexiest accent out of any Americans. Yeah, I know. I was shocked, too. I mean, I also enjoy the New York accent but recognize that it sounds like two cats in heat fighting to the death on a hot summer's day. Especially compared to the sexy lilt of an English intonation. But to each their own!

The U.K.-based travelers were asked to choose between voices from all major U.S. cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Boston. Speaking of Boston, the travelers found a Bostonian accent to sound the most intelligent—or as the locals would say, 'smaaht'. (Who knows? There are several Ivy League universities in Beantown.) 

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Laura Beck

I write on Fox’s THE GREAT NORTH. Before that, I wrote and edited for Cosmopolitan magazine and the Jezebel blog. My writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, VICE, Marie Claire, McSweeney’s, California Sunday, BUST, Elle, Village Voice, Harper’s Bazaar, LA Weekly, Eater, Fast Company, Mic, Atlas Obscura, and more. I co-host/co-produce a comedy/storytelling show on the first Friday of every month at Stories in LA. I have a degree in Film and TV from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.